Category: Hare Krishna

5 dead, 50 Injured in Bomb Blast in ISKCON Temple in India

IMPHAL, Aug 18: At least five persons were killed and 50 others, incluing five American and three French nationals, injured when a powerful bomb exploded in the complex of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) on Wednesday evening when the shrine was teeming with Janmasthami devotees. The toll might go up because some of those who suffered injuries were in critical condition, sources in the Regional Institute of Medical Science and Hospital said. A 10-year-old boy and a 70-year-old woman were among the dead, the sources said. Hospital sources said three French and five American nationals were among those who

Hare Krishna Coming of Age

What became of the Hare Krishna devotees whose saffron robes and chanting once graced many a street corner? In the Washington area, they wound up in well-heeled Potomac, an appropriately mainstream location for a movement that has been transformed over its 40 years. In the mid-1960s, when the movement began on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a Hare Krishna service would have been filled with robe-wearing, twentysomething Caucasian converts, who likely lived at the temple or on an ashram. Today, the typical worshiper is an Indian American who lives in mainstream America and shows up weekly for services, in khakis and

Moscow Authorities Approve Krishna Temple

The city government in Moscow has agreed to allot land for the construction of a Krishna temple, ending a longstanding controversy over whether Hindus should have a place of worship in the Russian capital, The Hindu newspaper reports. The paper quoted Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit as saying that the Moscow Mayor had assured her he would allot land for the temple. This promise was also registered in a joint statement issued at the end of Ms. Dixit’s talks with the Mayor. In 2004 Moscow’s Hare Krishna temple was demolished under a city development plan, and the International Society of

Jury convicts Hare Krishna devotee of friend’s murder

Trial – Satya Krishna Dasa, 31, who could face the death penalty, said the victim cuckolded him Satya Krishna Dasa, a devotee of the Hare Krishna belief system of peace and harmony, was found guilty Tuesday of killing his best friend for cuckolding him. The Multnomah County Circuit Court jury needed just three hours Monday and less than an hour Tuesday to convict Dasa, 31, of the Dec. 20, 2003, aggravated murder of Yuri Bukshin. The jury also convicted Dasa of the attempted aggravated murder of Bukshin’s wife, Rebeca Webster. Dasa took the stand in his own defense during the

Hare Krishna couple can’t harbor holy cows in village

BUFFALO—The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court had determined that “holy cows” can’t be harbored in the village of Angelica in western New York. A Hare Krishna couple had appealed the village’s zoning action against them which prohibited them from harboring their sacred cows on their property. The appeals court concluded that the lower court had properly determined that Linda and Stephen Voith had been in continual violation of the village ordinance by harboring cows, a goat and other farm animals on their property and had properly enjoined them from engaging in further violations of the ordinance. The court ruled